Long time Splinter Cell dev and Far Cry 2 creative director Clint Hocking has announced his departure from Ubisoft - via a rather poetic post on his blog.
"In my almost nine years here, I have shipped three games with over twelve million units sold through, and an average meta-critic of over 90%. I've been very lucky to say the least," says Hocking.
"In the 451 weeks that I have been here, I have adopted many new habits. It has taken tremendous effort to prevent those habits from atrophying into bad ones. Pride burns into hubris. Willingness wilts into desperation. Confidence slows to stubbornness. Passion boils into anger," he adds.
"Fortunately, for the first time in my life, I know the way forward. The way forward lies in my having the courage that I did not know I had a decade ago to bid farewell to those tragically comforting habits. I need to walk on hot coals and sleep on a bed of nails. I need to chew on broken glass.
"I gave notice of my resignation to Ubisoft on Monday, April 26th, 2010."
Hocking made no mention of his intentions for the future. He wrote a lot more on his blog. Check it out (link below). Hey, it might even inspire you.